Small business operators in Benalla will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits on 18th September.

This is part of the assistance offered by the Andrews Labor Government, from cuts to payroll tax in Regional Victoria to mentoring and advice services.

This support for small business has contributed to Victorian Small Businesses expecting to create more jobs, earn more profit and sell more than any other state in Australia.

Through the bus the small business mentoring specialists provide advice in marketing, finance, human resources and sales. These experts have extensive experience in operating small businesses and in senior business management roles.

In 2018 more than 1,047 small businesses accessed free on-board mentoring, while a further 2,556 received assistance from information officers.

This year’s program will take information and services to towns across the state, benefiting businesses that may not have the time or resources to otherwise access the available support.

The Small Business Bus will be located outside Rustik Café, 28 Bridge Street Benalla from 10am to 4pm on 18th September.

Free mentoring sessions on board the bus are limited and bookings are essential. For more information or to book a session, visit or call Small Business Victoria on 13 22 15.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business Adam Somyurek

“Regardless of whether you’re thinking about starting a small business or are already well established, the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus will be there to help you grow and thrive.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“The Small Business Bus is a great service for local businesses to have access to expert face-to-face advice anywhere in Victoria.”

“This program plays an important part in providing Victorians with greater access to government support services to encourage business and jobs growth across the state.”